Asterix & Obelix are returning to the big screen this year with their first 3D animated feature. Yesterday a new poster and still were released for Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods, in addition to the stills released back in 2011 and 2012.
The characters Asterix & Obelix have been popular ever since the first comic was released in 1959. A lot of movies have been made about the characters over the years, but this will be the first CG animated movie. The movie is based on the comic Asterix: Le Domain de Dievx (Land of the Gods) and the French animation studio–Mikros Images–provide the animation for this feature. Asterix: Land of the Gods will be directed by Louis Clichy and adapted by Alexandre Astier.
New Poster & Still
As you can see, quite a number of stills from the movie have been released over the years and the film looks really good. The characters have a Mr. Peabody & Sherman feel to them and the like overall feel looks really high quality. France is one of the biggest producers of animation in Europe and it’s great to see that a lot of animation made in France is appreciated overseas, think of Ernest & Celestine that was nominated for an Academy Award
We are in 50 BC and all Gaul (France) is occupied by the Romans … All? No! Because a small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Exasperated by the situation, Julius Caesar decided to change tactics as armies are unable to impose by force, it is the Roman civilization itself that will have to seduce these barbaric Gauls. Caesar therefore built next to the village a luxurious residential area for Roman owners: “The Domain of the Gods”. Will Asterix and Obelix, our Gallic friends, be able to resist greed and Roman comfort? Will their village become a theme park? Asterix and Obelix will do everything to thwart Caesar.
Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods will release November 26, 2014 in France. There’s no official date for the release in the US yet, but we expect it shortly after the French release.